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First Look at Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi Noir ‘Mute’ 

“Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin.  Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly.  A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.”
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Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin. Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly. A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

The first look at Duncan JonesMute.

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Press release and images for Netflix’s futuristic thriller with Alexander Skarsgard “Mute”.  

Netflix presents the First Look at the highly-anticipated futuristic thriller Mute.  Enter the captivating world of visionary filmmaker Duncan Jones, featuring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and newcomer Seyneb Saleh.Duncan Jones, the creative mind behind the cult-hit Moon and Source Code, returns to his creative roots with this original and gripping story set in an immersive universe.

Synopsis:
Set in the near-future, Leo (Alexander Skarsgård) is a bartender living in the pulsing city of Berlin.  Because of a childhood accident, Leo lost the ability to speak and the only good thing in his life is his beautiful girlfriend Naadirah (Seyneb Saleh). When she vanishes without a trace, Leo’s search for her takes him deep into the city’s seedy underbelly.  A pair of wise-cracking American surgeons (Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux) are the only recurring clue and Leo is forced to take on this teeming underworld in order to find his love.

The Netflix original film is directed by Duncan Jones and written by Jones and Michael Robert Johnson.  Stuart Fenegan serves as producer and Charles J.D. Schissel and Trevor Beattie serve as executive producers. The film will launch in all territories where Netflix is available in 2017.

The Signs as shit Calvin Fischoeder has done

Aries: gambled with children

Taurus: pretended to have a fake family so he could get laid

Gemini: showed Bob the seedy underbelly of the Wharf with his dick out

Cancer: bought a giant mechanical shark

Leo: performed a song about bourbon and laid down in the ice rink so Felix could (barely) jump over him.

Virgo: gave Bob a box of envelopes for Christmas

Libra: sold the kids a broken bumper car for three bucks

Scorpio: raised everyone’s rent unnecessarily high just for attention

Sagitarrius: laid down on his belly on a dirty sidewalk so he could feed a squirrel cotton candy

Capricorn: was almost indirectly responsible for the deaths of several people when the roller coaster collapsed

Aquarius: set up a folding chair in front of a bank so he could watch a robbery

Pisces: drummed on the door and sang a song so Felix would feel better

anonymous asked:

No wonder king Fred has so many enemies. He lets his royal guards assault children by pulling their hair and not respect their personal space

I believe this is new behavior on the part of the guards. They’ve never really been guarding the princess before, and I’m sure Frederic told them to be extra careful. Judging by the way the conversation went at dinner that night, this is the first time in six months that Rapunzel has been out on the town.

Also, please keep in mind that this is exaggerated for comedy’s sake. The point of the scene is that Rapunzel isn’t allowed to do anything that might put her in harm’s way, and that’s taken to extreme lengths to the point that it inconveniences literally everyone else.

And I’m more inclined to say he has “so many enemies” because he was no friend to the seedy underbelly of Corona. The vast majority of the citizens seem to adore both Frederic and Arianna. The general populace are not his enemy.

Overturned—Read an Excerpt!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Especially murder.

Nikki Tate is infamous, even by Las Vegas standards. Her dad is sitting on death row, convicted of killing his best friend in a gambling dispute turned ugly. And for five years, he’s maintained his innocence. But Nikki wants no part of that. She’s been working on Operation Escape Vegas: playing in illegal card games so she can save up enough money to get out come graduation day.

Then her dad’s murder conviction is overturned. The new evidence seems to come out of nowhere and Nikki’s life becomes a mess when he’s released from prison. Because the dad who comes home is not the dad she remembers. And he’s desperately obsessed with finding out who framed him—and why.

As her dad digs into the seedy underbelly of Vegas, the past threatens everything and Nikki is drawn into his deadly hunt for the truth. But in the city of sin, some sinners will do anything to keep their secrets, and Nikki soon finds herself playing for the biggest gamble ever—her life.

Here’s your sneak peak!

Overturned (Excerpt) by I Read YA on Scribd

Meeting with the Allies

Chapter 1.1: The Black Harvest

The Industry had decided to pursue Morgana and the Shadow Council first in their vengeance against Harbinger Zhuyani and the Hope’s End. But in order to pursue the succubus, they would need to meet this mysterious ally who had information regarding the Shadow Council. This ally, however, kept not only his identity a secret but his exact location as well. All they told the Bladebanes was to find an ogre named Bluddo in the Underbelly of Dalaran and to recite the password ‘In the shadows we strike’.

As the group was teleported to the seedy underbelly, they decided to split up and find Bluddo. Along the way they came across a drunken Dalaran guard named Wilson, a dwarven fisherman named Gabrin and a ragged crone. With Rydanis’ coin and Amarind’s crop top, the drunken guard was easily persuaded and showed the others the approximate location being the shanty towns. Swyndol and Lyszi were able to get an exact location by aiding Gabrin with fishing his big game, being a sewer crocolisk. Sansei was able to find out about another third party that was helping the crone and all the sick people in the sewers, a man who went by Barthros.


The Bladebanes would eventually find where Bluddo was, exchanging the password. The would soon find, however, that Bluddo was not their mysterious ally but his bodyguard. The mysterious ally revealed himself to be a bandaged undead with greasy jet black hair and an iron jaw. The undead warlock revealed to the Industry that Morgana was persuading members of his organization to align with the Legion, promising fortune and glory among other empty wishes. Having personal interests, the warlock’s organization reached out to the Bladebanes for assistance. Their scouting spies reported recent Shadow Council activity in Stormheim, where vrykul mystics and warriors were working with the Legion. Handing over a sigil of the Black Harvest, the warlock promised to reach out to them when they narrowed down a location. 
Before the warlock could, Sansei asked if the undead warlock was the Barthros the crone spoke highly. The undead’s yellow eyes beamed at the industry before replying, “Yes.”.

6 Ways To Win At Office Politics

The key to winning at office politics is to stop wishing it will go away and to start learning how to thrive in your workplace’s political environment. You don’t have to dive right into the seedy underbelly of office politics to win the game; you win by playing smart and knowing when and how it’s worth getting involved. Here’s six ways to make that happen:

1. Figure out exactly what’s going on and get a pretty good sense of who’s aligned with whom.

2. Build alliances throughout the company so that you’ll have a foot in as many of the political camps as possible. 

3. Keep your eyes on the goal.

4. Make things win-win.

5. Never pit rivals against one another.

6. Stick to your principles, without fail.

The key is to understand the players and the rules and then to play the game in a way that aligns with your personal values and principles. Read more.

Charlie’s journey into the seedy underbelly of conspiracy started with the idea that the 9/11 attacks were a controlled demolition. But his belief system got more and more complex from there, eventually focusing heavily on the machinations of big business and the elite classes. “When you’re deep in the world, you believe you’re Neo from The Matrix. At the time, I thought it was upper echelons of the business world, combined with upper echelons of what Margaret Thatcher would describe as the ‘permanent power elite,’ which were extracting all the goodness out of life, all the money, all the happiness.”

And as with all conspiracy theories, this eventually collapsed into a dwarf star of insanity. After he was arrested for “conspiracy to make a nuisance” by the Metropolitan Police (conveniently, after he published a blog post about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s then-upcoming wedding), Charlie recorded this video.

The Illuminati? Concentration camps? Osama bin Laden? Breast implants? We’ve come a loooong way from “controlled demolitions.” In a study carried out by the University of Kent, researchers found that believing in a single conspiracy theory means you’ll eventually come to believe in others … even if they contradict each other.

That said, Charlie eventually found his line in the sand. He thought that David Icke’s theory that an elite cadre of reptilian aliens rule over the world was utter nonsense. Which is, of course, exactly what the Reptites want you to think.

I Was A Professional 9/11 Truther (And I Gave It Up)

the signs as things my friends and I have said
  • (most of these were said by the actual sign)
  • aries: "The Adventures of Whale Boy and Bolly Girl"
  • taurus: "BAGEL HERE I COME"
  • gemini: "Calf rhymes with flab"
  • cancer: "MY EYES ARE SWEATING!!"
  • leo: "Wow, it sounds like you're sending me off to have sex"
  • virgo: "God, Will Smith, you have a huge face!!"
  • libra: "what starts with p and rhymes with oops? the answer is POOPS"
  • scorpio: "I got [name] into BDSM...I didn't have to try at all"
  • sagittarius: "there's a seedy underbelly to pinterest..it's less a mom site and more a stepford wife thing"
  • capricorn: "the mood darkens..."
  • aquarius: "I think I'm writing a book about sad assassins"
  • pisces: "killing fish one pee at a time"

Silicon Valley (as in California’s tech hub, not the landfill where used breast implants go) has reached near mythic status. It’s a magical land, where with enough ingenuity and hustle all of your wildest dreams can come true. It’s like a sci-fi utopia – complete with a seedy sci-fi underbelly. But minutes from the glittery high-rise buildings housing Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, and – shockingly – Yahoo once stood “The Jungle,” a 68-acre shantytown filled with homeless people who have nowhere else to go. “Big deal,” the worst section of your brain is probably thinking. “Every city has homeless people.” That’s true – but not every city has a small population of employed homeless people who can’t afford to live where they work.

The Jungle was shut down in 2014, but San Jose is currently trying to figure how to house the 7,000 homeless people in the area. Like most cities, the area has its fair share of people with mental problems and drug issues who just can’t keep it together in mainstream society. But Silicon Valley’s homeless population also includes bus drivers, carpenters, medical clerks, and caterers who can’t afford San Jose’s average rent of 2,633 clams per month.

So, what’s a working man or woman who can’t afford to move to Middle America do? Some of the bus drivers who shuffle Apple’s workers between their suburban homes and glitzy offices end upsleeping in their cars between shifts. Others don’t have cars, so they opt for the next best thing: sleeping on a bus every night.

7 Popular Industries That Treat Employees Like Garbage

the fast and the furious: stanchez edition
  • stan pines, reformed conman and fbi agent, has been investigating drug runners in the small town of gravity falls, oregon for the past five years, when he gets taken off the case after his boss realizes he has an extensive history in the seedy underbelly of Big City, America
  • the city is where the notorious sanchez crime family has been frequently sighted over the past few months, earning money but also finding protection in the underground drag race community
  • stan pines sets up shop with two former associates from his con days: wendy and soos, who run a used car and detailing shop called the Mystery Shack.  they frequently do under-the-table work for the extensive network of racers in the city, but also race themselves, getting stan an in.
  • stan pines learns the following quickly:
    • rick sanchez will do anything to protect his family. anything.
    • rick sanchez races cars and sucks cock like a motherfucker. stan will lose to him twice in one night, first at a drag race, second at a back alley game of gay chicken.
    • the sanchez familia are scapegoats for the local truck robberies tied to their name.  while he’s got rick’s mouth sucking the skin off his dick, robberies are taking place across the city.  
    • there’s a darker crime operation at work, and people are too afraid to say his name out loud: bill cipher
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Nicholas Hoult is a deranged A&R exec in the new trailer for Kill Your Friends, the movie adaptation of John Niven’s cult novel about the ‘90s music industry.

Hoult stars alongside a range of stars - including Rosanna Arquette, James Corden, Tom Riley, and Craig Roberts - as Steven Stelfox, an unhappy agent for a record label. The book’s drawn comparisons to Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, but Niven’s book takes on the superficiality and money-hungry nature of the record industry at the height of the Britpop frenzy.

Kill Your Friends is out 6 November.

So stoked to see this movie.

Skid Row’s Indian Alley Adorned with Native Murals to Honor Tragic Past

Indian Alley in Los Angeles’s Skid Row has played a sad, even tragic, role in the lives of many Natives who relocated there in the 1950s and ‘60s. But the area’s reputation as the seedy underbelly of the city has gone on far longer than that. After more than 125 years, the area now known as Indian Alley is finally experiencing a shift, starting at 118 Winston Street, where murals by well-known Native artists call out for remembrance, healing, and strength.

We’re starting to come to the conclusion that there is a seedy underbelly to every single job and industry in the world. “What about clowns that show up to children’s birthday parties?” you say. “Surely they’re not hopped-up on speed and having lots of nasty sex behind the scenes!”

Oh, how wrong you are. We talked with “Ken,” a birthday clown for hire who assured us of many terrifying facts of his job.

I Am A Clown: 5 Truths You’ll Wish I Didn’t Tell You

CS au: Emma is a Serious Journalist and spends her days revealing the dark and seedy underbelly of Boston.

There’s nothing she hates more than click bait.

Enter Killian Jones, who writes fluff pieces for some BuzzFeed type website, and who also happens to write an op ed for her paper once a week. Did she mention his cubicle is right next to hers? And that he will Not Leave Her Alone with his “and you’ll never believe what happened next, Swan” stories.

Even if they do always make her laugh.

The mall: an air-conditioned human zoo where you can get food on a stick, buy some pants, and maybe impulse-purchase a full suit of armor. Truly, it is a wonderland. But the mall, like every part of our society, has its seedy underbelly – one that all the vape-booths and video game stores in the world can’t hide. We spoke to a few of the noble guardians of our society’s official teenage foreplay building: the mall janitor and security guard.

4 Horrifying Behind-The-Scenes Realities Of Your Local Mall